As the protests against Supreme Count nominee Brett Kavanaugh pick up steam outside the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C on Thursday, a number of people present at the site are reported to have been detained by the Capitol Police.
Amongst those arrested are popular comedian Amy Schumer and supermodel Emily Ratajkowski, according to latest social media updates on MSNBC.
"Actress Amy Schumer is detained with other anti-Kavanaugh protesters at the Hart Senate Office Bldg. atrium on Capitol Hill," the official Twitter handle posted along with a picture of the Hollywood star, who is reportedly being held with other protesters at the Hart Senate Office.
A second video offered a further glimpse of the situation where a number of Women March supporters appeared to have gathered to protest Kavanaugh‘s confirmation.
VIDEO: Amy Schumer is protesting at the Hart Senate office building.— News This Second (@NewsThisSecond) October 4, 2018
Cop asks “Do you want to be arrested?”
Schumer: “Yes.” pic.twitter.com/oV3BOu1ESU
"Police officers are taking anti-Kavanaugh protesters out of the atrium one-by-one," a follow-up tweet informed. According to CNN, the detainees would most probably be let out with a citation, on a $50 bail with no further permanent record to their name.
As for Schumer, the actress was spotted in a number of social media posts shared by the people joining the march at Capitol Hill. In one of the clips, the 'I Feel Pretty' actress even sends a shout out to a fan, urging supporters to stay strong.
JUST IN: Anti-Kavanaugh protesters take over the Hart Senate Office Bldg. atrium on Capitol Hill. https://t.co/jCIbxhTKeu pic.twitter.com/DkOgzngMh4— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 4, 2018
“Hi, Zola. I’m here with your mom. She loves you very much,” Schumer is heard saying in the video posted by a Twitter user, whose mother seems to be amongst those detained by the police. “I think we’re gonna get arrested, and we’re so proud of you.”
However, Schumer is not the only A-lister to have had a run-in with the Capitol Police. According to reports, Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' co-star Ratajkowski was also present at the protests and met with a similar fate as the 37-year-old comedian. Ratajkowski flanked Schumer as she fired up demonstrators at the rally with "let’s stay together, let’s fight, let’s keep showing up.”
Earlier in the day, the duo attended the #CANCELKAVANAUGH protest outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, with Lena Durham and Whoopi Goldberg among others.
“Let’s keep fighting, let’s keep showing up.” - @amyschumer #StopKanavaugh #OurCourtsOurLives - YP4 Action pic.twitter.com/QERmJZDFng— Young People For (@YP4) October 4, 2018
Ratajkowski, who carried a sign saying "Respect Female existence or expect our resistance", tweeted, "Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power," 27-year-old Ratajkowski shared in a tweet later, confirming the reports of her arrest.
Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. pic.twitter.com/nnwq1O4qk3— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) October 4, 2018
While the United States Capitol Police is yet to comment about the arrests, the Women’s March Twitter account has bombarded social media with videos of the protestors who have gathered outside the Hart Senate Office Building with signs and chants.
"We were planning to shut down the Capitol Building but the authorities were so scared of this #WomensWave that they shut it down for us," they tweeted. "1000+ women, survivors, and allies have gathered in the Hart Senate Building.
Every hallway. Every floor.#CancelKanavaugh #BelieveSurvivors."
We were planning to shut down the Capitol Building but the authorities were so scared of this #WomensWave that they shut it down for us.— Women's March (@womensmarch) October 4, 2018
1000+ women, survivors, and allies have gathered in the Hart Senate Building.
Every hallway. Every floor.#CancelKanavaugh #BelieveSurvivors pic.twitter.com/rIwjBht6e7